Itineraries Teen Family Playcation

1 Day of Teen-Friendly Locations to Visit in Lake Murray Country

From Lexington to Newberry

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Vickie Davis is the Vice President of Special Events and Funding at Capital City/Lake Murray Country and mother to 3 teenage children. “As a mom of 3, I want my family to have fun while getting some sort of exercise whether it is physical or mental, so here is my suggestion for a family day in our region with teenagers exploring Lexington and Newberry, South Carolina.” Her real-life recommendation is to not include them in the planning (they are teens and will disagree with you on everything) and to make the most of the car ride with fun and profound conversational topics (your days in the car with them are limited once they start driving). Check out her teen #Playcation itinerary!

Day 1

Breakfast: Another Broken Egg

Our first stop has to be breakfast! We love Another Broken Egg in Lexington SC. From chicken and waffles to decadent pancakes there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian menu items.

Hours: 7 AM – 2 PM everyday
Address: 931 N Lake Dr. | Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 839-205-3291
Website: AnotherBrokenEgg.com/LexingtonSC

Nature Walk: Virginia Hylton Park

After breakfast, we’re ready to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. My favorite nature walk/hike-would is a walk through Virginia Hilton Park along Twelve Mile Creek. I love stopping at the overlook and watching the waterfall. Also, you are never too old to swing on the swings. Park amenities include: Tree-shaded oasis, koi ponds, gardens & a creek with scenic overlooks.

Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM everyday
Address: 111 Maiden Ln. | Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-359-1027
Website: LexSC.com

Lunch: O'Hara's Public House

We worked up an appetite after our hike, so we head to O’Hara’s Public House in Downtown Lexington. Our family loves the warm and welcoming environment! The menu boasts everything from traditional Irish fare like corned beef and cabbage to pub burgers. Make sure to stop at O’Hara’s Bakery just a few doors down and pick up something sweet!

Hours: Sun.-Tues. 11 AM – 8 PM, Wed. – Sat. 11 AM – 9 PM
Address: 131 E Main St. | Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-785-4025
Website: oharas-public-house.com

Show time at the Newberry Opera House

After lunch, we head to picturesque downtown Newberry. About a 45-minute drive from Lexington. Downtown has many shops, boutiques, restaurants, and the historic Newberry Opera House. Built-in 1881, the Opera House hosts national touring shows. We love the intimacy and small town charm while we’re there. Check out their season and get your tickets in advance! 

Hours: Sun.-Tues. 11 AM – 8 PM, Wed. – Sat. 11 AM – 9 PM
Address: 1201 McKibben St. | Newberry, SC 29108
Phone:  803-276-6264
Website: NewberryOperaHouse.com

*Dinner ideas: We love Figaro the Dining Room and SteelHorse BBQ.

Dessert at Laila's Place

After the show, we’re heading to Laila’s Place! Named after the owner’s daughter, this bakery on Main St. is serving up everything from old-fashioned donuts and cookies to sandwiches, and don’t miss tasting their famous vanilla pound cake!

Hours: Tue.-Thur. 11 AM – 7 PM, Fri. & Sat. 9 AM – 7 PM
Address: 1300 Main St. | Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803-276-3172
Website: LailasPlace.com